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75 gallon stocking ideas needed

Discussion in 'Central and South American Cichlids' started by TigerGirl301, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. TigerGirl301

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    alright so Im gettting rid of my year and a half old tiger oscar. its about 13 inchs long and hopfully a LFS will b buying it from me tomorrow. I just am tired of only having one fish that kills everything it sees and is destroying my tank constantly. it looks ugly because hes gotta destroy plants so it looks like a grave yard :wall: lol. but anyways, if you live around northern ohio, feel free to buy him from me lol. so anywho, i want to r do the whole tank. i want it to be natural and beautiful with maybe natural gravle color or tan sand, some green fake plants, some bigger rocks, some driftwood, and all that good stuff. but i just dont know what kinda fish. i really want a green terror but idk what it can live with in a 75 gllon. i want a gold nugget pleco too. id just like a pretty south american cichlid tank. and no angel fish....hate em lol so any ideas would help. thanks for reading :)
     
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    Lab_Rat Merry Christmas!

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    You could add a school of dithers. Another option aside from the GT would be a couple of severums.
     
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    severums all the way!! and shame on you for hating on angels.
     
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    I just don't like angels because their SO delicate and look like they were pressed in a book like a leaf lol severums huh? I like the green ones :)
     
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    yea secerums are awesome. iu personally like the red ones.
     
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    How bout a green terror, severum, 2 or 3 firemouths, a gold nugget pleco....? Is that all ok? Anythin else I could add maybe? My filters a fluval 405 incase anyones wondering
     
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    Angels are far from delicate. Just the opposite...very hardy fish.. The wild angels are difficult to keep...but far from delicate. Having said that...Severums are an excellent option for a 75.
     
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    Doesn't sound like a good combo to me plus you are going to be overcrowded once these fish grow up. Also you are most likely going to have the same problem if you get the GT, one fish for your 75g. If you want more of a community SA setup I'd stick to more peaceful species. I personally think a school of 6 Geophagus sp. Redhead Tapajos would be a perfect addition plus you can add other community fish. There are a variety of fish that don't get huge and work well in a community setup you just have to do some research and be patient. Good luck!
     
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    maybe add some dithers instead of the GT
     
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    If you want the green terror than just keep one green terror and maybe some dither fish. If I were you I'd get a Severum... Oh wait i already did! I love Severum I have a male gold and he's just beautiful. You could try some smaller cichlids with a Severum and pleco. Maybe rainbow cichlids or HRPs?
     
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    i dont know....im stuck. i dont think i want to get rid of my oscar....i just feel bad for him/her cus im so picky about the fish that id constently worry that someone dumb got him lol. idk :( might as well leave everything as is i guess....oh by the way, hes 9 1/2 inchs exactly....ive never taken it outta the water to measure it b4 but today i did and wow...i was off 3 inchs haha
    >.<
     
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    i say keep your oscar. they are so personable and cute, who cares if they like to rearrange the tank to their liking? :)

    my O is constantly doing stuff in his tank that ticks me off, but it's all part of his charm! i've made the tank bare bottom so that he can't push substrate into piles or make sand blow all over the place (and into the filters!). his decor is a plastic resin 'wood' piece from petsmart with a plastic plant entwined in it. (see my avatar - the lower piece of 'wood' on the right has been removed, so just the tall one remains, and the sand is gone now). my O also constantly knocks the rena filter intake into the water, but i don't mind, it entertains him, and the top fixed part of the intake is always underwater so i never worry about the canister running dry.

    i give my O a floating orange plastic ball to play with and chase now and then, and he LOVES to hunt the laser pointer that i shine into his tank sometimes. he will let me touch him lightly on the side, almost like a petting, and i swear he hears me from across the room when i tell him to knock off whatever he's doing bad and behave himself!

    gee, can you tell i'm a devoted oscar momma? lol!
     
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    malawi's?
     
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    yeah, very true...if i had the time,$ and space id say time for anothr tank haha ;) well guess ill keep my oscar lol
     
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    BettaFishMommy finkids make me happy :-)

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    good to hear :) he looks like quite the lovable character in your avatar.
     
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    hes a weirdo lol. he gets very upset at the camera when i try to take pics of him. theres some videos of youtube of himtoo under the name " KingCharlieCKCS " (my dogs name haha) but here was my fish a lear and a half ago...
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    BettaFishMommy finkids make me happy :-)

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    they grow so darn quick, eh? i got my Gus at about 3 inches in spring of '09. he's pushing 11 inches now, including his tail fin (i'm one of those weirdos that measures with TL, not SL).
     
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    my favorite...
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    yeah...well i figure i got the perfect set up for him, and ive always wanted a BIG fish....and hes alone, in a 75 with a fluval 405 filter..so hes happy. :)
     
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    I dont know where you live but in Atlanta there are some stellar deals on used aquariums now...Try craigslist
     

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